CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 6 September 2015
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Cornwall's England Squad members spent the weekend at Church Gresley Indoor Bowling Club for the first squad weekend of the season. The squad next comes together in less than two weeks when Cornwall host the England squad at Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club near St Austell. The England squad will practice on Saturday 19th and take on Cornwall the following day.
COUNTY TEAM TRIALS
On Sunday around 50 bowlers will trial for the County Team places for the forthcoming season. With the continued rise in the standard of bowling in the county, reflected in Cornwall being heavily represented in the England Squad and having current National Fours champions.
In a change to the Inter County Championship format this season Cornwall will face 4 matches instead of 6 in the Round Robin stages. In the place of those matches Cornwall will compete in the new ESMBA Inter County Rinks competition.
On Saturday 26th Cornwall's A Team will face Devon, Somerset & Herefordshire at Donyatt IBC with the Premier Team playing at the same venue on the following day against Somerset, Herefordshire & Wiltshire.
Cornwall's first groups games in the Inter County Championship are against Devon on Sunday 4th October at Carnmoggas.
Over the weekend of 19 and 20 September 2015 Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association will be hosting the full England Short Mat Bowls National Squad of around 50 bowlers as part of the associations 25th anniversary at Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club near St Austell.
The format of the weekend will see the England squad utilise Saturday 19th as a practice day ahead of a match against Cornwall team on Sunday 20th. On both days play is expected to start at around 9am and run through till 5pm on Saturday and 4pm on Sunday.
Representatives of the local media are welcome at any time throughout the weekend, if you wish to attend please contact me on the details below.
The England squad includes 9 players from Cornwall, including current National Fours champions Tom Westlake, Luke Jolly, Ed Dyer and Karen Watson who won the title back in April at Church Gresley in Derbyshire.
The other England squad members from Cornwall are Peter Hore, Elise Daniell, Nigel Nicholls, David Studden and Gillian Cawrse.
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